Big Poppa give it to ya proper… With the 20th anniversary of Biggie’s amazing debut Ready To Die now just behind us, i thought it no better time than to dust off the Lord Finesse produced, Sadat X featuring classic Come On Motherfuckers. Puffy reportedly cut “Come On” from Ready To Die to keep the album from taking too gully a tone opting towards tracks like Big Poppa and Juicy as early singles. Puffy would make numerous concessions though by understanding the value of the street track being being included as the B-side to the commercial single, ie; Juicy’s B-side being the Preemo assisted Unbelievable.
Read To Die’s only guest spot was Method Man’s scene stealing performance on The What. Mr. Mef’s light was shining bright back in 1994 both with the thugs and ladies so you know Puff (being the consumate business man) wasn’t going to cut Tical over Sadat X, and rightfully so, but that takes nothing from how truly amazing this track is. Sadat’s nasal BX cadences are as at home on this Finesse produced smash as Biggie’s Brooklyn Bullshit and the results are undeniable.